Here it is. The second roundup of our favorite collections where the Victorian era, the 70s and the future have collided – a time when suede skirts, ruffled collars, fur stoles and shades of burnt orange will rule next fall.
Tibi: Per usual, we wanted everything off the Tibi runway and straight into our wardrobes. Inspired by Inuits and their life in the Artic, Amy Smilovic redefined cozy cool with stay-put jackets cleverly secured over the shoulders like capes, mohair sweaters worn over knit sweatpants, and mock turtlenecks paired with wrap suede skirts. And of course, the collection wouldn’t be recognizably Tibi without a selection of covetable culottes, done in denim, jersey and oh so cozy wool.
Fascinated by temporality and duality, Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde creates and photographs real life clouds inside empty spaces. No photoshop involved here, folks. He starts by regulating the temperature and humidity of the space and then sprays a short burst from a fog machine to create a perfect little cloud that suspends long enough for him to capture it with his camera. Beautiful.
I was skeptical when Lauren told me about marbling paper with food coloring and shaving cream. How can you possibly get those gorgeous swirly patterns with just pantry and bathroom items?! It seemed either too complicated to try or too good to be true. But I’m always up for a challenge or to debunk a myth. But I’m happy to report that marbling paper with shaving cream is, indeed, too good to be true and beyond easy. In fact, I went through 3 cans of shaving cream after my first attempt – it’s addicting. Beware.